Laertes is an independent press committed to literary translation - to the furthering of that particular art. Our aim is also to relay works from far and wide, in any genre, that render the full human weight.
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essays, fiction, poetry, translation
To publish translated works of 20th century literature, anthologies of documentary 21st century literature, & acting editions
Recent Awards Received
A silver IPPY for cover design and a gold medal from PubWest for book design
C. P. Cavafy, Jeton Neziraj, Xhevdet Bajraj
We have an open submissions policy within our publishing parameters, i.e. literary translation, the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, an emphasis on simple and sheer humanity. (See website for details)
We have many contract workers, but no full-time paid staff
Number of unpaid staff
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Number of Books Published per Year
1 in October 2015; 4-5 expected in our next fiscal year: 2017-2018
Titles in Print
Clearing the Ground: C.P. Cavafy, Poetry and Prose, 1902-1911, Translations and Essay by Martin McKinsey; The Demolition of the Eiffel Tower, by Jeton Neziraj, Translated by Robert Elsie, Janice Mathie-Heck, and Alexandra Channer; Slaying the Mosquito, by Xhevdet Bajraj, Translated by Ani Gjika; The Things You Take with You, by Andreas Flourakis, Translated by Alexi Kaye Campbell; One Flew over the Kosovo Theater, by Jeton Neziraj, Translated by Alexandra Channer
Average Print Run
500 (We printed 1000 copies of the Cavafy book. 500 will be the rule except for acting editions which will be digitally printed in quantities of around 100.
90% Paperback, 10% Chapbook
Average Price per Book
Laertes titles will range from $17 to $19; acting edition and chapbooks are always $10; our anthologies will be around $24.
Average Price per e-Book